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We were founded in 1975 Joseph & Gail Anderson, who started out as a singing duo and finally expanded into a family group of four. We bring our most popular performance "The Rhythm of the Drum" to many schools, churches, festivals, conventions, seminars, etc. The performance is packed with stories, information and lot's of audience participation. We do West African Drum Circles, Dance Workshops, and have a traveling art exhibit with over 150 different items from our personal collection originatiing from various countries in Africa.


We are The Healing Force, a family of performers. We specialize in World Music, arts in education storytelling, residencies, concerts, workshops and art. We do a lot of school performances, churches, libraries, festivals, conventions, colleges and universities, community events and for audiences of all ages. Our motto is "Serving the Community Through the Arts". We celebrate all of the ways we are connected. Currently our most popular performance is "The Rhythm of the Drum" , in which we share African Culture through drumming, singing, storytelling, exhibition, workshops, etc.The Healing Force is also known as "THF Featuring Joe Anderson", a band that specializes in popoular music from the 60's and 70's.

The Healing Force

Feel the Rhythm...Embrace the Spirit.

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